Those looking for Mozilla Pocket alternative will find right at home with @wallabag . Wallabag is a FOSS alternative which you can host on your private server or use subscription based paid service by Wallabag.it
Because privacy is very important for us, we use an opensource application, https://www.wallabag.org/
Because we don't want to store your data in United States, we choosed a French web hoster, https://online.net/
Because our economic model is only based on your subscriptions, we don't need to read and sell your data.
Because your data belong to you, you can export them at any time from your account.
@murtezayesil I love these guys! This is second year of my subscription, totally worth whole 12 bucks!
Yes, I‘m running my own Wallabag instance since years and the client applications available are even worse than the ones for Pocket.
In short: What you may be happy with as an alternative, may not even count as a bad joke for other users. For me, Wallabag is nowhere near of becoming a Pocket alternative.
@wallabag As they say: Make it work, make it fast, make it pretty.
I consider Wallabag in the middle of the first phase. Also common knowledge that an application needs to reach “3.0” before it can be adopted/used by the masses.
As an MVP it‘s OK. For people with minimal needs, it surely works hence they claim it as an alternative to Pocket/Instapaper/whatever because to them any minimum product probably is.
What most people don‘t see is that other people use tools differently.
@wallabag That also means, being an alternative is not a universal property.
So far Wallabag is no alternative to Pocket for me even though I‘d like it to be just that.
Connecting an API client to one‘s instance is mostly impossible and a completely broken process dictated by the technical implementation. The UX is just a result.
Maybe Wallabag isn‘t meant for people with 40k things in it. Maybe Pocket wasn‘t either, but still, in Pocket that actually does work. Not particularly fast either.
Pocket has the advantage of benefiting from Firefox' reader mode and properly showing the article content.
I acknowledge that Wallabag isn't as mature as Pocket is and can botch content fetching. But there are folks prioritizing privacy over convenience who may prefer to self host Wallabag and give up on unique features and polish of Pocket.
Even if Wallabag app may fail to show article content, it is a good bookmark manager with tag support.
@jan Pocket hasn‘t required me to do that. As much as I like being able to tinker with things, I even more like if things work without me *having* to tinker with them to make the most basic use case work.
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